Thursday, 25 June 2015

Hawthorn and Birch Shieldbugs

Hawthorn Shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

On Wednesday my Mill Hill transect gave me Marbled White 12, Meadow Brown 10, Small Heath 15, Adonis Blue 2, Brimstone, Common blue 2, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 7, an unidentified White, Small Purple and Gold 2, Cinnabar 2. 
late note: there seemed to be a hierarchy of who chased who, or perhaps it was their testerone levels: a Marbled White chased a Small Heath, a Small Heath chased a Meadow Brown who lives at the bottom of the pile.
Later at Southwater Woods I saw many Meadow Browns and Speckled Woods plus Hawthorn and Birch Shieldbugs.
Mill Hill:
Common Purple and Gold, Pyrausta purpuralis
55mm, f-22, flash
Common Purple and Gold in situ
50mm, f-22, flash
Wild Thyme, Thymus serpyllum
55mm, f-22, flash
Southwater Woods:
all taken with old 105mm micro-nikkor. mostly at f-22, some used f-11 or 16
Alder Spittlebug, Aphrophora alni
Bedstraw, Galium species
Birch Shieldbug, Elasmostethus interstinctus
Blue Bottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
Springtail, Allacma fusca
Cluster fly, Pollenia species
Coleophora species moth
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common Sweep moth pupal case, Psyche casta
dead juvenile, possibly Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
Harvestman species - id needed
Harvestman, Mitopus morio
Hawthorn Shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale
 This shieldbug landed on my arm so I took a few in situ shots before placing it on bracken.

Honeysuckle, Lonicera caprifolium
Miridae bug species nymph 
Murky-legged Black Legionnaire, Beris chalybata
Pendulous Sedge, Carex pendula
Red-legged Shieldbug, final instar nymph case, Pentatoma rufipes
Running crab spider, Philodromus albidus
Snail-killing fly, Tetanocera species
Speckled Bush Cricket nymph, Leptophyes punctatissima

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